June 2, 2019 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Norwich, Connecticut, USA: A memorial for Ghallughara June 1984 was inaugurated in Otis Library in Norwich city of Connecticut state of USA. The memorial comprised a plaque and a portrait of Shaheed Sant Jarnail Singh Khalsa Bhindranwale.
Ned Lamont, the governor of Connecticut state has also declared June 1 as “Sikh Memorial Day” and the month of June as “Sikh Memorial Month”. The General Assembly of Connecticut has duly passed a bill in this regard.
It is notable that last November the state of Connecticut declared November 1 as Sikh Genocide Remembrance Day.
S. Swaranjeet Singh Khalsa, president of Sikh Sewak Society of USA, said that it took five years for the memorial to become a reality. He said that it is first memorial for Ghallughara June 1984 in the United States of America.
The Plaque reads:
“1984 Sikh Genocide Memorial
Remember and Honor the Sikhs in 1984 genocide.
In memory of the thousands of Sikh men, women and children who lost their lives & loved ones in June 1984.
The Indian army carried out a preplanned attack on Sri Harmander Sahib (holiest place for the Sikhs) this was followed immediately by operation Woodrose and again in November with a state-sponsored genocidal campaign against Sikhs All Across India.
May ‘Chardi Kaleh” ( everlasting optimism) reverberate through us, as we Stand against hatred, ignorance and intolerance.
“Freedom from slavery is achieved only when a person realises that he would rather prefer death, than be enslaved ” – Sant Jarnail Singh Khalsa Bindranwale.
Sikhs of Connecticut”